I became a family law attorney to help families work through one of the most difficult times of their lives and come out of it with as minimal damage as possible. As the child of divorced parents, I have first-hand knowledge of how divorce can impact not only the children involved, but the entire family unit. Though a divorce is never the end goal of marriage, sometimes it is necessary for the health, welfare, safety and happiness of all the people involved. I was lucky in that my parents divorced amicably and were able to reach agreements without the help of a lawyer, unfortunately, that is not the case for every person or family going through a divorce or legal separation. As your attorney, it is my goal to compassionately and effectively advocate for you in the most cost-efficient manner practicable. I strive to resolve cases through negotiation and settlement, but will proceed to litigation if necessary.
Family is such an integral part of my life and most of my free time is spent with my immediate and extended family. We will find any excuse to get together and enjoy good food, good conversation and laughs. As the child of divorced parents, I always enjoyed two of everything: two birthdays, two Christmases, two Thanksgivings, etc. As an adult, I have continued that tradition because it allows me to see all of my family without missing any big milestone or holiday. Now that I have a little family of my own, it is even more important to me to make sure he sees everyone during these times.
When I am not with family, I can usually be found with a good book (usually a psychological thriller) in my favorite reading chair. I enjoy having lunch with my friends and colleagues, or date nights with my husband, Jacob. I highly encourage all my clients to partake in some form of self-care, for me it is attending singing lessons and subjecting my husband to karaoke nights in Berkeley.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2019|
|Associate Attorney||Law Offices of Maria E. Crabtree||2019 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||Fenchel Family Law||2017 - 2019|
|Associate Attorney||ADZ Law, LLP||2016 - 2017|
|Post-Bar Law Clerk||Schoenberg Family Law Group, PC||2015 - 2016|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Contra Costa County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Alameda County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|San Francisco County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Golden Gate University School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2016|
|San Francisco State University||BA - Bachelor of Arts in Political Science||2013|
|9th Annual SFSU Human Rights Summit||Women in the World - Child Brides of Yemen||2012|
|Domestic Violence Application Contra Costa County||5 Year DVRO Granted|
|Divorce w/Minor Child Alameda County||Negotiated Resolution|
|Domestic Violence Application Contra Costa County||3 Year DVRO Granted|
|Domestic Violence Application Santa Clara County||2 Year DVRO - Negotiated Resolution|
|Domestic Violence Defense San Mateo||DVRO Dismissed - Negotiated Resolution|
|Opposition to Request for Support and Attorney Fees San Mateo County||Granted - No Fees Awarded and No Increase in Support|
|Domestic Violence Application Contra Costa County||2 Year DVRO Granted|
|Opposition to Kick Out Orders w/o DV Present San Francisco County||Kick Out Request Denied - my client was able to remain in the home.|
|Mutual Domestic Violence Application/Defense San Francisco County||DVROs Dismissed - Negotiated Resolution|
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